Socialization: The “S” word often tossed out as a challenge to home education. Homeschooling parents needn’t shy away. Here’s fuel for a confident response.
Anymore, I don’t run errands during the daytime with my children, mostly because schoolwork and activities have increased as my twins have gotten older. I have also become more conscious of the attention we draw. If I am with only one child, it seems that onlookers assume my child is out of school for the afternoon because of a doctor appointment or … Read More
I reacted with surprise when I saw the name appear on my phone as I reached to answer it. The call was from a homeschooling friend – one who had started homeschooling when I had, back in the 1980’s. I hadn’t seen her or talked to her in years. The Invitation She sounded just the same as she cheerfully … Read More
As I prepare to resume our homeschooling life adventures after Christmas break, I’m reminded of the thoughts that ran through my mind almost 30 years ago when I first considered home education for our oldest child. TAKING THE STEP WITHOUT CERTAINTY Homeschooling was unusual back then. Homeschooling was an unknown back then. In fact, homeschooling was essentially illegal back … Read More